Ali-Mustafa duo to fight it out with Maruthi-Anand pair for pro-expert class title: TSD Nationals

By | December 20, 2014

Chennai, 20 Dec 2014: The real fight for the title will be in the Pro-Expert category in the FMSCI Chennai TSD Rally Nationals that will be held in and around Sriperumbudur, near here, on Sunday. Team Tata Motors’ Ajgar Ali (Kolkata) and Mohammad Musthafa (Erode) are leading the championship table with a narrow 4-point lead on 148 points while Karthick Maruthi and Sankar Anand are second with 144 points and the final round is expected to throw some exciting stuff to decide the championship in the top class.

Ganesh Moorthy and T Nagarajan (Team Tata Motors) are third with 110 points. The Team Tata Motors will also field Srikanth GM-M Chandrashekar (Bangalore) and Sachin Singh (Hyderabad)-Prakash M (Erode) in this category.

Bangaloreans Chidananda Murthy and BS Sujith Kumar may have won the Pro-Stock National title in the 2014 Indian National TSD Rally Championship but it definitely does not stop them from eyeing another win. This time, the Team Tata Motors entrants are determined to end the year with a win They will be driving a Tata Sumo in the ninth and final round in the 2014 season.

Murthy and Sujith Kumar have already wrapped up the National title in the Pro Stock category and have 174 points in the bag. They have won three National titles on the trot. Another win on Sunday will only confirm their status as the undisputed TSD rally specialists in the country. They have won the Jaipur, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Goa, Kolkata and Ranchi rounds and are keen on adding the Chennai feather to their crowns.

“It will be special to win the Chennai round too and establish ourselves as the undisputed leaders in the Pro Stock category. We will give it our best,” said Chidananda Murthy.

Sujith Kumar added: “Despite having won six rounds, we are hungry for more and the Chennai round is one of our favourites. We are keen on winning here on Sunday.”

The second entry from Team Tata Motors in the Pro Stock category is the pair of Saurav Chatterjee and Ashoke Kumar Basu (Kolkata). The duo has 143 points. The third entry from the automobile giant is the D Somashekhar-Chandramouli combine from Bangalore.

Team Tata Motors will also field Sheena Sabharwal and Prathibha Anand as the entry in the all-Ladies class.

eom/Tata Motors press releaseChidananda Murthy and BS Sujith Kumar